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Table of Contents – December 2013 American History

The December 2013 issue of American History magazine features articles on John F. Kennedy's presidency, 3/5 Constitutional compromise, Lewis and Clark's expedition to the Pacific coast, the Great Railroad Strike of 1877, why we pay taxes and the revival of the Pawpaw.
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Speed Demons

Vanderbilt heir ditched railroads for cars and launched a race that put the American auto industry on the map.
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Table of Contents – October 2013

The October 2013 issue of American History magazine features articles on President Lincoln's visit to Petersburg in 1863, Lucy and Henry Knox's risky romance, Superman turning 75, early auto racers competing in the Vanderbilt Cup, America's whaling industry, and the scandal that shook Grover Cleveland's presidential campaign.
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Fat Cats and Vagabonds

Harvey Firestone, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and John Burroughs were unlikely camping buddies
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Table of Contents – August 2013

The August 2013 issue of American History magazine features articles on photographer Edward S. Curtis, signers of the Declaration of Independence, Edison, Ford and Firestone's camping adventure, West Virginia's secession, and Ronald Reagan reborn.
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The First: Solar-Powered Business

Edwin Cawston’s ostrich farm in South Pasadena, Calif., was a bona fide tourist attraction. Cawston had been breeding the birds since 1886 to cash in on the lucrative trade in feathers for...
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Table of Contents – June 2013 American History

The June 2013 issue of American History magazine features articles on Patriotism during the War of 1812, Mark Twain's Great Adventure to Hawaii, Wilson at War and in Love, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's House in Cambridge, Mass., Civil War and American Art, the First Slaves at Jamestown
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Touring the Erie Canal

The Erie Canal Historical Corridor offers visitors a wealth of historic sites, beautiful scenery, unique shops and excellent restaurants.
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Jackie Robinson: Baseball’s Noble Experiment

Jackie Robinson broke the "color line" in baseball, the first African American to play on an integrated major league team. He endured with dignity the racism of many fans and other players and opened major league ball for all black players.
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Letter From American History

Stolen Treasures A hallmark of American democracy we tend to take for granted is that records kept by the government belong to the people. At the National Archives in Washington, D.C., and its satellite...
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Thaddeus Stevens

Meet the real Thaddeus Stevens, the man who inspired Tommy Lee Jones' impassioned performance in Spielberg's Lincoln.
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The Men Who Built America – A Preview

A new HISTORY miniseries, 'The Men Who Built America,' examines the lives and times of Cornelius Vanderbilt, John D. Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford and others.